Nov 20, 2012 4:30am PST
to the middle east to seek a solution to the conflict between israel and the palestinians. it's been a week since israel began air strikes on the gaza strip. it's retaliation for rocket attacks on israel by hamas. at least 113 palestinians have been record killed in gaza nearly half of them civilians. the death toll in israel remains just at 3. susan mcginnis has more on the efforts to end the violence. >>> reporter: hamas in gaza issued the call for morning prayers today even as bombs and missiles rained down around them. the israeli military says it hit about 100 terror sites overnight including the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says is used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets into israel during the week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more people were killed monday including women and children. israel says it's time to minimize civilian casualties. >> the problem is the terrorists are hiding these rocket launchers deep inside civilian areas and mosques and schools and people's homes, firing them at our civilians. it'
Nov 21, 2012 4:30am PST
cliffs. >>> the crisis in the middle east took another ugly turn in israel today as a bomb ripped through a bus in tel aviv. israeli officials say at least 10 people were injured. here are the latest numbers in the current conflict between israel and palestinians. five people in israel have been killed by rocket fire launched from the gaza strip and in gaza the death toll is now more than 130 since israel began bombing them last week. here's more now from cbs reporter susan mcginnis. >>> reporter: a bomb destroyed a bus in tel aviv, israel, wednesday. the blast blew out the windows and wounded at least 10 people. investigators don't yet know if the bombing is connected to the battle being waged in the gaza strip. hamas and israel continue their aerial assault on each other. hamas has launched more than 200 rockets in the past 24 hours and israel bombed dozens of targets overnight. >> we are in a battle to save lives. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu met with secretary of state hillary clinton tuesday night. he says israel is hoping for a peaceful end to the fighting.
Nov 23, 2012 4:30am PST
and wounded nine others today along its border with gaza. it's the first sign of violence since israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire but it appears to be an isolated incident. here's susan mcginnis with more on how both sides are trying to get back to normal. >>> reporter: two border crossings between gaza and egypt are open again. palestinians forced to remain in gaza when the fighting broke out can return to jobs and families abroad. travel restrictions into israel are also expected to ease. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: this man says, thank god for the first time we have victory and we make the rules. but the israelis are also claiming victory following the deadly eight-day conflict with hamas. hamas promised it would stop firing rockets into israel saving israel from having to launch a ground war. one israeli commander warns, though, his troops will be ready if needed. >> gaza will be a quiet place. if the terror organizations will reoperate from gaza, the future is war. >> reporter: president obama stood by israel during the fighting and still does. his administration i
Nov 19, 2012 4:30am PST
corporation of america. >>> the death toll is escalating in the gaza strip as israel retaliates after months of rocket attacks from gaza. in gaza, 91 palestinians including 50 civilians have been killed since last week and in israel three civilians have been killed by rockets launched by hamas. cbs reporter susan mcginnis has more on the attacks and efforts to encourage a cease-fire. >>> reporter: bombs shook gaza city awake monday morning. the israeli air force targeted another 80 sites during overnight and morning bombing. the military says it targeted weapons storage facilities and police stations. hamas says israel is killing civilians. this sixth day of air strike follows an israeli offense on sunday leading to the deadliest day of attacks yesterday. at least 29 palestinians were killed including four children when a bomb hit this apartment building. israeli officials say hamas is using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border. in tel aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. israel's iron dome defense system has intercep
Nov 16, 2012 4:30am PST
and had a minor procedure yesterday to deal with an irregular heartbeat. >>> it is 4:37 now. israel has offered to suspend its offensive in the gaza strip today if the prime minister of egypt pays a brief visit to that region. however, the fighting between the israelis and the palestinians has been escalating there. dozens of missiles exploded in the gaza city early this morning. they are targeting more than 100 sites that israel says hamas used to fire rockets at israel. each side says the other is the oppressor. >> we don't want war but there are people all the time shooting israel. >> palestinian health officials say the recent attacks have killed at least 19 people in gaza. israeli officials say three of their people have died. >>> former cia director david petraeus will be in the hot seat on capitol hill today. as susan mcginnis reports, the general will tell house and senate committees what he knows about september's deadly conditions lat attack in libya. >>> reporter: former cia director david petraeus is headed to capitol hill this morning to talk about the attack on the u.s. co
Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
to get israel back to the negotiating table. meanwhile the u.s. insists on direct negotiations with israel. >> the path to a two-state solution is through jerusalem and ramallah, not new york. >> israel's prime minister says u.n. recognition of an independent palestinian state would not advance the palestinians' quest for a homeland. benjamin netanyahu says palestine needs to declare jerusalem as their homeland and agree to security procedures to protect israel. >>> more discussions are planned on capitol hill today in an effort to avoid that dreaded "fiscal cliff." tim geithner and rob neighbors plan to visit separately today with the four house and senate leaders to find common ground on averting a series of tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to start in january. >>> president obama will have lunch in a couple of hours with mitt romney. it will be the first time the two have met face to face since their final debate shortly before this month's election. the event at the white house will be private. no aides will be present. no media will be allowed. it would be fun to
Nov 15, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> in "your world this morning," police in southern israel say three people are dead after a rocket attack from the gaza strip. the attack on an apartment building comes after israel launched a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. the operation began after previous rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. >>> she jen pink is the head of the communist party in china. he is the son of a party elder and has been china's vice president for the past five years. as the head of the communist party he will lead china's military and economy. >>> 4:47 now. the bp oil company is expected to admit criminal misconduct in connection with the massive 2010 oil leak in the gulf of mexico. several sources say bp and the u.s. justice department have agreed on a plea deal and details could be announced as soon as today. the company will reportedly acknowledge some type of criminal behavior and is expected to pay a record fine. >>> today's scheduled hearing for colorado
Nov 22, 2012 4:30am PST
attacks in the middle east, a cease-fire is now in effect for israel and hamas in gaza. but as susan mcginnis reports, more work needs to be done if the truce is going to last. >>> reporter: shops are re- opening and clean-up is under way in gaza. the city suffered massive damage during a bloody eight- day rocket war between israel and hamas. under the cease-fire agreement, hamas promises to stop firing rockets. israel says it will end air strikes and will ease border restrictions that have stifled gaza's economy for years. israeli troops that had been poised for a possible ground war pulled back this morning. in tel aviv, most israelis were also happy to hear the news. >> i would like to believe that not fighting will always do more good than fighting. but i'm very happy to hear that. >> reporter: egypt's new islamist government was the driving force behind the negotiations to end the conflict with diplomatic help from secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton spent two days shuttling between jerusalem, the west bank and cairo. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free